I watched this 1965 Universal Pictures “I Saw What You Did” action/suspense/horror movie on Svengoolie. William Castle touted this film as UXORICIDE, knowing that most people would not know the true meaning of the word. It is defined as a man killing his wife or girlfriend. Two teenage girls, Libby and Kit are spending an evening together, Libby’s parents are on a trip, overnight, leaving her in charge of her young sister, Tess. They start calling phone numbers, randomly from the phone book, and pranking whoever answers.
They start saying ” “I saw what you did, and I know who you are” and get a man named Steve who just murdered his wife and buried her in the woods. He is freaked out and wants to track the call down and eliminate this danger.
Libby is played by Andi Garrett Wild Wild West, Black Sheep Squadron), Kit is played by Sara Lane (TV episodes of The Virginian), Tess is played by Sharyl Locke (TV episodes of Burke’s Law, Bonanza),
Steve is played by John Ireland (All the King’s Men, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Spartacus, The House of Seven Corpses, The Phantom of Hollywood, H. G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come),
Steve’s neighbor Amy is played by Joan Crawford (Grand Hotel, Mannequin, The Shining Horror, Above Suspicion, Sudden Fear, Johnny Guitar, Queen Bee, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), Libby’s Dad, Dave, is Leif Erickson (Eagle Squadron, Night Monster,
Arabian Nights, Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, Invaders from Mars), Libby’s Mon, Ellie, is played by Patricia Breslin (Andy Hardy Comes Home, TV episodes of The Peoples Choice, Peyton Place, The Rifleman, The Donna Reed Show, General Hospital),
John Archer (King of the Zombies, Sherlock Holmes in Washington, Guadalcanal Diary, Destination Moon, Rock Around the Clock, She Devil, Blue Hawaii, How to Frame a Figg), John Crawford (Invasion USA, Jason and the Argonauts, The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno,
The Enforcer, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again) and Steve’s murdered wife is played by Joyce Meadows (The Brain from Planet Arous, TV episodes of The Rough Riders, The Man and the Challenge, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Aquanauts, Two Faces West, Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo,
77 Sunset Strip, Perry Mason, Santa Barbara, Days of Our Lives). “I Saw What You Did” was directed and produced by William Castle (producer, director, filmmaker best known for low budgets, he effectively promoted using gimmicks, a trademark for which he is best known).
For a low budget film, I thought is was pretty well acted with some newcomers and seasoned professionals. I’ll give it 3 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.